With all the wines we offer having passed an extremely tough Tasting Panel, it’s never a surprise to see them recognised by Australia’s premier critic. But it’s always nice nonetheless. Each of these featured drops has earned a minimum of 90 points from James Halliday.
An excellent Watervale Riesling with perfumed aromas of citurs, peach and floral notes. The palate presents strong citrus character with ripe peach and pear characters. Soft acidity and naturtal minerality adds structure, resulting in a generous and freshing wine.
Item Code: ITM15042
This three-way blend seamlessly comprises 50% Marsanne, 45% Viognier and 5% Roussanne. It’s textural, balanced and fresh, with honeysuckle, apricot and fleshy stone fruit complemented by subtle spice and a clean line of citrus acidity. The flavours work effortlessly in harmony to create a very satisfying drop.
Item Code: ITM4931
Oakridge is famous for its Chardonnay and this intense, vibrant and sharply focused Over the Shoulder 2016 perfectly shows off the quality of both region and winemaker.
Item Code: ITM6075
The 2014 vintage yielded stunning fruit, which was carefully hand-picked to preserve its integrity. Aromas of lime leaves, lemon flowers and hints of classic herbaceous notes lead on to a silky citrus acidity on the palate.
Item Code: ITM2245
This classic Margaret River blend boasts typical aromas of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is medium to light in body and offers straightforward fruit characters with racy acidity and a dry, lengthy finish.
Item Code: ITM2897
Elegant yet restrained this Chardonnay displays melon and stone fruit aromas with notes of smoky French oak. The palate has incredible texture with ripe peach flavours complemented by complex nutty undertones. Zesty acidity provides a structural backbone and results in a lovely well-balance finish.
Item Code: ITM4737
Aromatically explosive and deliciously complex, this unique field blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Weißer Herold is a ‘must try’ for any adventurous wine lover.
Item Code: ITM6575
Precision, texture and balance – tick, tick and tick. This fabulous Riesling floats across the palate with heady flavours of jasmine, honeysuckle and mandarine.
Item Code: ITM6576
“A very well made wine with high quality grapes the cornerstone. There is a purity to the white peach, nectarine and citrus flavours, oak an essential means to the end, but not of particular significance in the flavour profile. Great value. ” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6011
On the nose, there are vibrant aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest and floral tones. The palate is equally bright with citrus and rose petal leading to a crisp lemon finish. The balance of fruit weight and natural acidity delivers an excellent mouthfeel.
Item Code: ITM6610
Lifted pear and jasmine aromas on the nose, lead onto a palate the explodes with flavour. Pure pear, apple and citrus characters is supported by a lovely line of crisp acidity. A fantastic wine full freshness and zing.
Item Code: ITM7564
Fragrant aromas of jasmine flower, white pear and fresh lychee introduce a succulent palate bristling with minerality, stone fruit, citrus and crisp acidity. This is a refreshing wine with pure flavours and a zesty, lingering finish.
Item Code: ITM4835
Juicy and clean, with bright fruit ably supported by pithy acidity and a mineral character. A complex and textural example of the great Margaret River blend.
Item Code: ITM5713
"A vibrant blend of stone fruit, red apple and spice flavour, oak a
background player but a positive one. This is very nicely done. It walks
a sure line between richness and elegance, plucking leaves from both." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM4151
What makes this wine special is its' purity and focus. Sure, it's got lifted aromatics of lime zest and white flowers and an array of citrus fruit flavours but it is the precision of those flavours and the way they demand attention throughout the palate that mark it out.
Item Code: ITM5456
A classic Hunter Valley Semillon crafted by an iconic producer. Lifted floral and citrus aromatics follow onto a generous palate loaded with citrus flavours and backed by good acidity. An excellent wine for Semillon lovers.
Item Code: ITM7677
The cool-climate of the Yarra Valley allows Chandon to produce Chardon fruit, which is of consistently high quality. Enticing aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and stone fruit aromas. The palate is delicate with notes on fresh pear and apple balanced by zesty acidity and exceptional length.
Item Code: ITM5038
“The Xabregas Artisan Riesling has taken me on a real journey and all my members adore it. Wonderfully fresh and textural, this Riesling has been barrel fermented. Imagine an explosion of lemon and freshly cut finger limes with a creamy mid palate and a slate like minerality. Finishing bone dry with a bright acidity, this is my pick to accompany freshly shucked oysters and shellfish on a hot summer’s day. It’s a Riesling with real x-factor and finesse.” Kristelle Colling, Personal Wine Advisor
Item Code: ITM6125
Fresh aromas of Jasmine and citrus with hints of ginger. Piosed and elegant with flavours of citrus, green apple and crisp acidity. Good minerality adds an alluring edge to this refreshing and expressive Riesling.
Item Code: ITM7580
"There is such freshness and vitality to this new vintage release chardonnay from Giant Steps, which is a blend of the Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack vineyards. Looking swish with its new label, the wine has beautiful citrus top notes of lemon and grapefruit, with some underlying clotted cream. There is excellent expression the entire length of the palate, plus texture and gentle fruit. It is still looking a little primary but will bloom as the months' tick by. Though it is still mighty satisfying to drink right now." Toni Paterson MW
Item Code: ITM6789
Released five years after cellaring, this Semillon is showing lemongrass aromas with some complex waxy, honeyed notes. The palate is dry with gorgeous natural acidity and a zesty finish.
Item Code: ITM5989
This is a fine Tasmanian Riesling with inviting floral notes. The palate is soft yet lively with intense flavours of citrus, passionfruit and green apple. A decent line of acidity slings through the palate, contributing balance and great length before ending in a clean and dry finish.
Item Code: ITM5035
"I shouldn’t lead with this statement because it belittles the wine in a way, but this is remarkable value. This is top level chardonnay, styled beautifully, at a relative snip of a price. We all should make hay while we can. It’s all flint and white peach, meal and mineral, the impression both neat and wild at once. Nut, grapefruit and spice notes are nominated throughout the wine and while it generally feels slender in the mouth, it’s not wanting, and it surges impressively through the finish. A beautiful wine." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM15354
A beautifully balanced wine with lifted white peach and nectarine aromas. The palate displays apple, lime and stone fruit along with spicy vanillin oak nuances.
Item Code: ITM3568
"Flinty-mineral character over lemon balm, subtle floral notes. Pretty perfume. Edgy palate, lean and racy, skeletal threads of green apple and grapefruit juice laced with flinty mineral feel. It’s tight, puckering, blisteringly fresh and rapier-like in the mouth. Quite a formidable wine, in its understated, bony style. For enthusiasts of racier styles, this is righteous." Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM7771